Key News #103 - 17th Oct. to 16th Dec. 2015


Picture sitting by a log fire over the festive season. I know we mostly think of sun and warm weather but it does turn cold overnight and the warmth of the fireside is very welcome in our homes down here especially as they are not insulated like back home and also we tend not to have carpets either. Your fire is left dormant for several months of the year and during this time, birds can have built a nest in the chimney stack and leaves and other dirt can have got lodged in there too. In recent years there have been more and more reports of chimneys catching fire so make sure you have your chimney serviced before it turns really cold as you don’t want yours to be the next one to catch fire. We have used Apex Chimneys on a number of occasions and can therefore personally recommend their services. Contact details for Apex Chimneys can be found on page 46.


- Businesses for sale in Spain from Business Broker Spain! Are you considering purchasing a business in Spain, or thinking of selling your existing Spanish business? Because the first requirement is to find a trusted business broker, a broker that will work hard on your behalf. The Directors of Business Broker Spain have been selling businesses here for over 25 years combined. Our portfolio of businesses for sale in Spain is constantly being updated and our pro-active service ensures you that we achieve results. We encompass all regions of Spain including the Costa Blanca North, Costa Blanca South, Costa del Sol, Almeria, Mallorca and Tenerife.

Buying a business in Spain? This needn’t be daunting, it should be exciting! As our client, we will help you in every procedure through to completion and beyond, because we want you to succeed. We can recommend a range of services to make the move less stressful and more cost efficient, and you will have confidence in the professionalism of our affiliates throughout all areas of the process.

Selling a business in Spain? Then you have found a broker that is pro-active and who will deliver a comfortable one-to-one experience, along with a unique way of launching businesses on to the market worldwide. Our aim is to provide your business with the maximum exposure that it deserves, along with unmatched promotion of your business to qualified purchasers in order to deliver real results in the form of a prompt sale. We understand you have worked hard to build your business and it’s only correct that we advise you on the optimal exit strategy to procure the sale. Business Broker Spain is approachable, professional and hard working, and we believe we offer our clients a standard of service that is unsurpassed in the industry! Do you want to know more about buying or selling a business in Spain? Just Contact Us, you won’t be disappointed! See main advertisement on page 64.


joins DEVERE in their Marbella office. DeVere is the largest independent financial consultancy in the world. Craig was invited to join the Marbella office in September and since joining has had made a huge impact educating local British expats on Spanish financial regulations, tax saving and inheritance tax issues. Whether you already live in Marbella or you are thinking of moving to Marbella, it’s certainly worth calling Craig for advice. Craig is offering COMPLEMENTARY financial advice throughout October, November and December. Please call Matt Hardy to book your complementary financial review with Craig Webb on 952 903 205. More information on page 45.


has recently opened on the top floor of CC El Campanario in Calahonda (see Calahonda map at the back of this magazine). Celia is a fully qualified and registered physiotherapist who specialises in the prevention, recovery and physical functional maintenance of her clients through the use of various types of manual physiotherapy techniques to provide better quality of life. Celia treats all types of physical pain and injuries including sports injuries, general pain, trauma, accidents, neurological etc. using a variety of manual techniques to suit each client such as massage, dry needling, kinesio taping, manual lymphatic drainage, training, stretching, electrotherapy and acupuncture. You don’t need to suffer pain, so please call Celia to make an appointment to discuss the best course of treatment for you. There is free parking right by the clinic. You can find Celia’s contact details in the advertisement on page 17.


are a group of people putting the Fun into Fundraising for Cudeca Hospice. Cudeca Goldies are pleased to announce the launch of a regular Flea Market on Sunday 8th November at Lew Hoad Paddle & Tennis Club located just by the Mijas exit of the toll road. This will start at 10am. Members of the public are also encouraged to bring along their own hidden treasures to sell. For more information, see page 33. Diverse and fun events for you to enjoy are organised by Cudeca Goldies on a regular basis. A few of these events are listed on page 32. Cudeca Goldies will shortly be launching their website and also a Facebook page for up to date information on Goldies events and ticket sales.


is situated in the far corner of the main shopping centre in Elviria and has been established for many years. Images of Elviria is pleased to welcome to their successful team Perfect Nails by Berna who offers manicures, 14+ day Gel Polish and Acrylic Nails as well as treatments to promote nail growth. Professional Hairdresser, Michele, has also returned to Images of Elviria as team leader. Berna and Michele look forward to seeing clients old and new at Images of Elviria. Contact details can be found on page 9.


the lifestyle event for the coast’s Ex-Pats is returning again this year to the Palacio de Congresos in Estepona on Saturday and Sunday 28th and 29th November. Eric Knowles from the Antiques Roadshow will be available to offer free antique valuations and you will also find advice on hand regarding personal finance wealth management, health and wellbeing, homes, home fittings, furniture and gardens as well as fashion and much more. If you are interested in exhibiting, contact details can be found on page 27.


Do you find it hard to source good quality, reasonably-priced soaps, skin care and body products locally? Well look no further! Jill Burgess of Vida Natural Skincare has been interested in alternative medicine and natural therapies from a young age. She has sourced her own pure ingredients and has used a wide range of good quality essential oils for some time now and come up with some wonderful products for both women and men. You can see her extensive range on and even buy from her easy-to- navigate, online shop. What’s more, Jill offers a FREE local delivery service. For more information, see page 18.